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Climate Change Is Making Smoky, Unhealthy Air More Common

OPB/EarthFix | Sept. 7, 2017 7:45 a.m. | Portland

As climate change plays out in the Northwest, more smoky, unhealthy air will come along with hotter, drier summers and bigger wildfires.

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Smoke Prompts Unorthodox Training For Oregon Cross Runners

Medford Mail Tribune | Sept. 6, 2017 3:54 p.m. | Medford, Oregon

Cross country runners in southern Oregon are using some alternative methods to keep their fitness up with wildfire smoke making outdoor running unsafe.

Environment | Health

Is That Mask Really Protecting You From The Smoke?

Jefferson Public Radio | Aug. 31, 2017 9:33 a.m. | Ashland, Oregon

People are wearing face masks to protect their lungs from wildfire smoke. But health officials say many of those masks aren’t doing what the wearers think they are.

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Wildfire Smoke And Outdoor Theater Don't Mix

OPB/EarthFix | Aug. 24, 2015 10:15 a.m. | Ashland, Oregon

In Ashland, home of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the “show-must-go-on” mantra of the theater has given way to continuous air quality checks and tough show-time decisions.

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Roseburg Anti-Smoking Pioneer Dies At 88

OPB | Sept. 11, 2013 1:11 p.m. | Roseburg, Ore

A 88-year-old Roseburg woman whose testimony helped bring about a statewide ban on indoor smoking has died.

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Air Quality In Cave Junction Has Been Found Hazardous

OPB | July 29, 2013 11:43 a.m. | Portland

The air quality in Cave Junction has been found hazardous. It’s in part due to the recent wild fires and dry weather in the southwestern part of the state.